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# In the preceding figure, (a + b)/b = 5/2, what does b equal?

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In the preceding figure, (a + b)/b = 5/2, what does b equal?

(A) 108
(B) 99
(C) 81
(D) 72
(E) 63

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12 Feb 2019, 00:55
(a+b) = 180
(180*2)/5=b
b=72
Answer: D

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12 Feb 2019, 01:00
72,

a+b = 180 ( linear angle pair)

(a+b)/b=5/2

solving these two gives b= 72

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